Postdoctoral Research Associate - Arts & Sciences
A postdoctoral position is available to investigate mammalian centrosomes and cilia in the lab of Dr. Jennifer Wang in the Department of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis.
Research in the Wang lab focuses on the mechanisms by which centrosomes are formed and function, with special emphasis on 1) the unique triplet microtubule arrangement of centrioles, and 2) centrosomes in olfactory sensory neurons. We use a variety of techniques, including CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, high-resolution microscopy, and biochemical techniques including proteomics and protein expression/purification. For more information, see sites.wustl.edu/centrosome/.
Dr. Wang is committed to mentoring and to creating a respectful, intellectually stimulating, collaborative lab culture. The lab has access to excellent facilities on the main campus and at the Washington University School of Medicine, and the postdoctoral researcher will also benefit from being a part of Washington University’s collaborative community of cilia and centrosome researchers. Postdocs are supported by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (postdoc.wustl.edu/) and Postdoc Society (sites.wustl.edu/wupostdocsociety/).
Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs-2/.
Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.
- Experience in centrosome/cilia biology, light and electron microscopy, protein purification, mouse handling/surgery or CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing are valued.
- We value a variety of backgrounds and diverse perspectives, so even if you may not have direct experience in these fields or with these techniques, you might still be a great fit for this position.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions
Candidates should upload a single PDF with their application containing:
- Cover letter detailing research interests and long-term career goal.
- Copies of three relevant publications.
- Names and contact information of three faculty references who can provide letters of recommendation upon request.
If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailCandidateQuestions@wustl.eduor call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.